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100 VICTORIA EMBANKMENT, LONDON, EC4Y 0DH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7400 8000
Fax:
Fax 020 7400 8050
DX:
269 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
Email:
Web:
www.bristows.com

Liz Cohen

Tel:
Work 020 7400 8379
Email:
Web:
www.bristows.com
Bristows LLP

Work Department

Patent litigation

Position

Liz has built up an incredible reputation as a patent litigator and is highly regarded for her professionalism, teamwork and calmness under pressure. Most recently, Liz’s practice has focussed on the life sciences sector where her technical abilities have enabled her to act for clients in the pharmaceutical, medical devices, chemical and biotechnology fields. This experience and reputation led to Liz being instructed in one of the first biosimilar cases brought in the English Patents Courts.

Liz also has extensive experience of co-ordinating cross border litigation and has an impressive knowledge of the European Patent Office and the proposed Unified Patent Court, a subject on which she regularly speaks at conferences and industry events. As a result she is regularly sought after to assist clients negotiate the evolving European market.

Liz is Co-Head of Life Sciences at Bristows and is a qualified Solicitor Advocate.

Career

Trained at Bristows; qualified in 2001; partner since 2008 to date

Member

EPLAW, EPLIT and CIPA and sits on the CIPA Life Sciences Committee

Education

University of Cambridge (MA Natural Science); University of Bristol (Diploma in IP Law and Practice); Solicitor Advocate

Leisure

Gardening, socialising, travel


London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

Within: Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

The 'excellent' and 'client-focused' Bristows LLP has a strong reputation in patent litigation, but also works on matters involving transactions, regulations and competition. The practice is headed by patent litigator Liz Cohen and transactions specialist Laura Anderson. Brian Cordery is head of patent litigation and very active in this space. He was instructed by Teva in patent revocation proceedings brought by Eli Lilly relating to humanised antibodies, which may be used for a landmark treatment of migraines. Other important  contentious IP specialists include Edward Nodder, Robert Burrows and Dominic Adair. Burrows defended Janssen Sciences and G.D. Searle against a revocation brought by Sandoz and Hexal relating to darunavir, which is a key ingredient in Janssen's anti-HIV drug Prezista. Also recommended are corporate specialist Marek Petecki, who assisted AstraZeneca with its $300m sale of the European commercial rights to its Seloken heart medication to Recordati, and senior associate Rachel Mumby, who focuses on patent litigation.

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